Aline Smithson's favorite book from 2018

I jumped in with great curiosity and came away thinking about the potential of individuals–something I always consider when taking a portrait, and it appears that Mr. Wasow does the same–elevating his subjects, whether he likes them or not, to a place that ranges between beautiful, poignant, and barely tolerable. Most importantly, he wants us to look.

Aline Smithson is an artist, educator, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography. She lives and works in Los Angeles. www.alinesmithson.com www.lenscratch.com